Grand Canadian Journey
INDEPENDENT RAIL JOURNEY
This twenty-five-day tour packs in so many impressive sights.Explore Canada from the Pacific Ocean city of Vancouver to the Atlantic Ocean city of Halifax. Along the way, discover spectacular glaciers, prairies, rivers, lakes and mountains. Every day will bring a new experience and adventure and the itinerary includes a host of sightseeing excursions.
Arrive and transfer to your hotel for a two-night stay. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Enjoy a city tour and Capilano Suspension Bridge excursion. The highlights of the city include Stanley Park, historic Gastown, Chinatown and Granville Market.
Rocky Mountaineer to Banff
DAYS 3 & 4
Board the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer for the two-day, all-daylight journey via Kamloops. Sit back and relax as the scenery unfolds before your eyes. Breakfast and lunch served onboard both days.
This morning enjoy a six-hour sightseeing tour of Banff, including scenic highlights such as Bow Falls, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. You will experience an 8-minute gentle ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain in a fully enclosed gondola. A spectacular view and picture taking opportunity await you at the top of this 360 degree panoramic vantage of Bow Valley. Complete the tour with a cruise on Lake Minnewanka which offers some of the most spectacular scenery found anywhere in the Canadian Rockies.
Early this afternoon take the short drive via the scenic Bow Valley Parkway to Lake Louise.
A full day of exploration as you travel the scenic Icefields Parkway to Jasper. An Ice Explorer ride onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier is included.
Enjoy a morning at leisure. Later today board VIA Rail’s The Canadian for the leisurely train journey to Toronto.
DAYS 9 & 10
Watch the scenery change as you leave the mountains for the prairies and great plains of Canada, then cross the scenic lake lands of northern Ontario. Breakfast, lunch and dinner served onboard.
Arrive in Toronto this morning and transfer (not included) to your hotel for a two-night stay. Breakfast included.
Niagara Falls Excursion
Your excursion includes Hornblower Niagara Falls cruise or ‘Journey Behind the Falls’. Enjoy lunch (included) overlooking the Falls and free time in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
By rail, journey to Montréal, past Lake Ontario and along the shores of the St. Lawrence River for a two-night stay.
Québec City Excursion
The heart of French Canada and the old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Enjoy a city tour of Montréal. Points of interest include Notre Dame Basilica and Old Montreal. Board VIA Rail’s The Ocean to travel to Moncton. Overnight in a private bedroom. Dinner included.
Wake to scenic views and shortly before lunch arrive in Moncton. Disembark and take a private transfer (included) via the Confederation Bridge to Charlottetown for a two-night stay.
Anne of Green Gables Excursion
Enjoy the scenic views of Green Gables Shore. Tour Green Gable House, an old farm that inspired L. M. Montgomery’s fiirst novel, Anne of Green Gables. Breakfast included.
This afternoon take a private transfer to Moncton for a two-night stay. Breakfast included.
Hopewell Rocks Coastal Tour
This full-day tour will introduce you to the Bay of Fundy where the highest tides in the world have carved some dramatic rock sculptures.
A morning at leisure before your transfer (included) to this charming resort town for a three-night stay.
Embark on a whale-watching tour. Look out for finback, minke, humpback and right whales.
Today is yours to enjoy this pretty coastal town. Wander the streets which are steeped in turn-of-the-century charm.
Transfer (included) to Moncton train station and board VIA Rail’s The Ocean for the journey to Halifax. Transfer (not included) to your hotel for a two-night stay.
Peggy’s Cove Sightseeing
Today you will enjoy a sightseeing tour of Halifax and Peggy’s Cove.
End of Tour
Arrangements end upon hotel check-out.